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The Best Healthy Hot Chocolate -low carb, keto, dairy free

two cups of hot cocoa

The Best Healthy Hot Chocolate

Beth Bollinger of Nest Wellness
Hot chocolate is a favorite at our house and this healthy version beats hot chocolate with refined sugar and corn syrup any day! With just a couple simple ingredients, you can feel good about serving this hot chocolate loaded with magnesium and antioxidants in the form of real cacao powder.
5 from 2 votes
Course Basics, Drinks
Servings 1 serving


  • 1 tbsp cacao powder unsweetened
  • 1 cup milk of choice unsweetened, I love cashew milk!
  • sweetener of choice to taste monkfruit sweetener, honey, maple syrup, stevia, or allulose syrup


  • Heat your milk of choice on the stovetop in a small saucepan- be careful not to boil the milk, just gently heat it
  • Add a heaping tablespoon of unsweetened cacao powder to your mug
  • Pour the warm milk over the cacao powder and using a frother, mix well
  • Add your sweetener of choice: honey or maple syrup are good paleo sweeteners and allulose, monkfruit, or stevia will make this hot chocolate low carb, blood sugar-friendly and keto
  • Serve with a a sprinkling of crushed candy cane, a few dark chocolate shavings, or a homemade healthy marshmallow!


Find the recipe for a bulk mix of hot cocoa in my downloadable book "Herb Salts and Spice Mixes". A jar of healthy hot cocoa mix makes a lovely gift! 
Keyword dairy free hot chocolate, GLUTEN FREE AND REFINED SUGAR FREE, healthy hot chocolate, hot cocoa, keto hot chocolate, low carb hot chocolate, paleo hot chocolate
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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